Madinah-- A total of 266,824 pilgrims from several nationalities have arrived in Madinah until yesterday, through air and land crossings to perform this year’s Hajj.

Statistics on arriving and departing pilgrims in Madinah, issued by the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah, showed that 215,580 pilgrims have arrived through the Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport in Madinah since receiving the first Hajj flights till yesterday night, while the land immigration center received 17,774 pilgrims who arrived in Madinah through land border crossings.

The statistics also revealed the nationalities of pilgrims staying in Madinah, showing that Bangladeshi pilgrims are top residents of Madinah with 12,627, followed by Nigerians with 9,452, Indians with 8,857, Indonesians with 7,174 and Iraqis with 6,661 pilgrims.

Statistics showed that 171,606 pilgrims left Madinah over the past few days on their way to the Holy Sites in Makkah, where the number of pilgrims staying in Madinah until yesterday totaled 95,194 pilgrims from various nationalities.

Stakeholders in Madinah provide all their potential and field personnel around the clock to keep pace with welcoming pilgrims arriving through the Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz International Airport and the immigration center to receive pilgrims from land borders to perform this year’s Hajj.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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